Top Choice Cinema in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

Golden Age Cinema & Bar

In what was once the Sydney HQ of Paramount pictures, a heart-warming small cinema has taken over the former screening room downstairs. It shows old favourites, art-house classics and a few recherché gems. There's a…
Cinema in Paddington & Centennial Park

Moonlight Cinema

Take a picnic and join the bats under the stars in magnificent Centennial Park; enter via the Woollahra Gate on Oxford St. A mix of new-release blockbuster, art-house and classic films is screened.
Cinema in Sydney Harbourside

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

Return to cinema’s golden age at this fab art-deco gem (1935). It still has its original Wurlitzer organ, which gets a workout at special events.
Cinema in Newtown & the Inner West

Palace Central Sydney

This new cinema on the top floor of the Central Park plaza offers intimate moviegoing in great comfort, with luxurious seats in 13 small-capacity screens. It's licensed and you can take drinks in. The Platinum cinem…
Cinema in Circular Quay & The Rocks

OpenAir Cinema

Right on the harbour, the outdoor three-storey screen here comes with surround-sound, sunsets, skyline and swanky food and wine. Most tickets are purchased in advance – look out for the dates in early December as th…
Cinema in Circular Quay & The Rocks

Dendy Opera Quays

When the harbour glare and squawking seagulls get too much, follow the scent of popcorn into the dark folds of this plush cinema. Screening first-run, independent world films, it’s augmented by friendly attendants a…
Cinema in Paddington & Centennial Park

Palace Verona

This urbane four-screen cinema has a cool cafe and bar, useful for discussing the merits of the arty flick you’ve just seen. This and its sibling cinemas host various film festivals through the year.
Cinema in Bondi, Coogee & the Eastern Beaches

Bondi Openair Cinema

Enjoy open-air screenings by the sea, with live bands providing prescreening entertainment. Online bookings are cheaper and recommended anyway.
Cinema in Newtown & the Inner West

Dendy Newtown

Follow the buttery scent of popcorn into the dark folds of this plush cinema, screening first-run, independent world films.
Cinema in Paddington & Centennial Park

Hoyts Entertainment Quarter

This hefty movie complex has numerous cinemas, including an IMAX screen and Hoyts Lux, the cinematic equivalent of a 1st-class cabin, with waiter service, lounge chairs, bar access, soft drinks and popcorn included.…